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​Program Update: At this time, all My Main Street Business Accelerator funding has been exhausted. Please check back regularly for further program news. We thank all those who participated in the program.​


The My Main Street Local Business Accelerator is a data-driven community economic development program focused on revitalizing main streets with a healthy retail mix​ while generating local economic opportunities.

The My Main Street Local Business Accelerator is currently supporting the revitalization of 65 main streets across southern Ontario. Communities participating in the Local Business Accelerator program receive deep data insights and a dedicated My Main Street Ambassador who supports their main street by providing insight, advice, and support to their local businesses. The program focuses on creating and maintaining vibrant and inclusive local main streets while providing residents, new entrepreneurs, and existing businesses with economic opportunities in our main street communities.

The six areas serviced in Brampton by My Main Street Ambassadors are:

Downtown Brampton​
Uptown - Hurontario Street​
Kennedy Road​
Bramalea Road​
Mount Pleasant
Queen Street

*Home based businesses are not eligible for this program. Your business must be in a commercial business zone in one of the identified main street areas - see above.


​My Main Street Non-Repayable Contribution Recipients

Main streets are vital in growing the Canadian economy and supporting local communities.

We congratulate the following businesses on receiving a My Main Street non-repayable funding contribution of $10,000. This list is being updated regularly as new businesses are approved. We encourage you to support these incredible small businesses across the City.​


Bramalea Hope Candle
Bramalea Akem Plumbing and Flooring​
Bramalea Universal EXIM Corp.
Bramalea Pure Lush Designs & Co.
Bramalea Kwality Sweets & Restaurant​
Bramalea Organic Oven
Bramalea Bikaner Sweets Factory
Bramalea My Own Design / MOD Boutique​
Bramalea La Cantina Quality Wines & Craft Beers
​Bramalea Poornima Creations
Kennedy Road Bitu's Pet Services
Kennedy Road Churrasqueira Grelha Douro
Kennedy Road Loc 'N Twists
Kennedy Road Grainery Bakery and Deli
Kennedy Road Grey Matlock Bakery
Kennedy Road Street Bitez
Kennedy Road New Falafel Garden
Kennedy Road Pinki's Laser Spa
​Kennedy Road Naveen Fashions​
​Kennedy Road Brampton Roti Shop​
Mount Pleasant Ravi's West Indian Grocery
Mount Pleasant SMASH
Mount Pleasant Doe's Cards
Mount Pleasant Master Park's Tiger Tae Kwon Do
​Mount Pleasant Glammed 2 Perfection Nail Studio
​Mount Pleasant The Savvy Butcher
​Mount Pleasant ​Indian Yoga
​Mount Pleasant Deluxe Beauty Supply
​Mount Pleasant ​Jake Turner Barber Shop
​Mount Pleasant Tdot Pizza​
Queen Street Sankofa African Market
Queen Street Food Fight BBQ Smokehouse
Queen Street Grillz Spot
Queen Street Reveiller Afriq
Queen Street Drayz Cakez
Queen Street Gusto's Pizzaria
Queen Street Muscle Mecca
Queen Street PoP Topic
Queen Street Sonny's
Queen Street Dosa Dosa
Uptown Specialized Sewing
Uptown Decor Maxx
Uptown Celebration Season
Uptown Blink Visioncare
Uptown Cell Clinic
Uptown Eagle Optical
Uptown Love Jewelry & Accessories
Uptown Fattoush Mediterranean Grill
Uptown Quality Shoe Repair
Uptown Hi Tech Cell
Downtown Knowledge Bookstore
Downtown Segovia Coffee
Downtown Dolcezza Custom Cakes
Downtown Deborah Kenny Jewellery
Downtown Baci Gifts
Downtown Pizzanini
Downtown Sharmz Mediterranean Grill
Downtown ReStyle Beauty Boutique
Downtown Academy of Martial Arts
Downtown Queen Gypsy



Market Research Support

This market research will provide detailed analysis to support your business – including demographic, spending, mobility, and media behaviours of residents within your local trade area.

With this market research, you can better understand your customers and identify how to find more of them. Plus, after completing the market research, your business will be eligible to receive up to $10,000 as a non-repayable contribution to support the implementation of any recommendations. To participate in the program, your business must meet the following eligibility requirements:
  • Must be physically located in one of the participating My Main Street communities (View map).
  • Must be a registered business in Ontario.
  • Must be an independent local business with less than 10 employees (or less than 25 employees if a restaurant; franchises and corporate chains do not qualify).
This program is completely free and funded by the Government of Canada. To participate in the program, please complete the following form and your local Main Street Ambassador will reach out to you to begin the process.

Business Funding Support

As part of the My Main Street Local Business Accelerator, new and existing businesses located in participating communities can access business support from their Main Street ambassador. including the My Main Street non-repayable funding contribution of $10,000 to start or grow their business.
To access this support please connect with your My Main Street Ambassador. Use this map to identify your community, and click on the pin to view your Ambassador's name and email address and contact them directly. Alternatively, you can find your Main Street Ambassador's email using the community directory or click on the link above if you know the community your business is located in.

To be eligible for consideration, all businesses must meet the following criteria:

  • Be physically located in a participating main street community at the time of funding.
  • Be open to the public for walk-in and on-site purchase of goods or services; or be ready to open at time of funding (within COVID protocols).
  • Be an independent local business with under 10 employees (25 if a restaurant).
  • Pay commercial property tax (commercially assessed) either directly or through commercial rent.
  • Be a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, co-operative, or social enterprise.
  • Have a business bank account in the registered name of the business.
  • Be owned by an Ontario resident, operating in Ontario.
  • Be owned by a person 18 years of age or older at the time of application and be a Canadian resident or permanent resident.
  • Submit only one (1) application per business (includes businesses with multiple locations or owners with multiple businesses).
  • Have completed and reviewed a market research report provided by My Main Street prior to applying. Apply here to receive a market research report for your business.

Ineligible Businesses
The following types of businesses will be ineligible for consideration:
  • Distributorships or franchises, including those independently owned and operated.
  • Businesses operating within shared workspaces such as a hot desk or dedicated desks.
  • Businesses that are purely online, multi-level marketing or pay-per-click.
  • Part-time or seasonal businesses.
  • Government-owned entities or social service providers.
Priority will be given to applicants of equity-seeking groups, including Francophone, women, Indigenous, racialized groups, Black communities, newcomers, immigrants and refugees, youth (39 and under), people living with disabilities or 2SLGBTQ+.

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The My Main Street Local Business Accelerator program has been launched by the City of Brampton to assist new and current small businesses in Brampton’s main street neighbourhoods

New business opportunities will be suggested for local entrepreneurs to investigate and launch based on market data gathered from each location.

Provides eligible small business and entrepreneurs in Brampton with:

 

On Demand Training & Business Support

Local businesses can order customized market research reports to better und​erstand their clients and grow their operation.

 

Non-Repayable Funding

Businesses can be eligible to receive up to $10,000 as a non-repayable contribution to support the implementation of any recommendations.

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Market Research & Insights

Customized market research reports are available to local businesses to help them better understand their customers and expand their operations.

Business Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be physically located in one of the participating My Main Street communities (View map​).
  • Must be a registered business in Ontario.
  • Must be an independent local business with less than 10 employees (or less than 25 employees if a restaurant; franchises and corporate chains do not qualify).
  • Be owned by an Ontario resident, operating in Ontario.
  • Have completed and reviewed a market research report provided by My Main Street prior to applying. Apply here​ to receive a market research report for your business.​​

​​For a full list of eligibility requirements please visit the My Main Street Website here Activator Program - Eligibility - My Main Street

This program is completely free and funded by the Government of Canada. To participate, please complete the following form and your local Ambassador will reach out to you to begin the process.


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Each community has a dedicated My Main Street Ambassador who providing insight and support to help establish new local businesses. Look at the Community Map - My Main Street​ for information on your community ambassador.